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Title:NEPAD: realising the Renaissance?
Author:Matthews, SallyISNI
Periodical:Politeia: Journal for Political Science and Public Administration
Geographic term:Africa
international economic relations
Abstract:In 2001 a strategy for the realization of an African Renaissance began to be formulated, culminating in the declaration of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) in October 2001. The development of NEPAD alters the African Renaissance vision significantly. It allows certain conceptualizations and components of the African Renaissance to be emphasized while others are neglected. NEPAD envisages an African Renaissance that sees Africa as part of a 'world culture' that endorses globalization, although not unreservedly. NEPAD also supports the adoption of globally dominant economic and political ideological frameworks as part of the Renaissance. NEPAD is ambiguous regarding who is to lead the African Renaissance project, and implies that economic changes are the most important determining factor of the Renaissance. By selecting this path to Africa's renewal, NEPAD promotes a globalist conceptualization of the African Renaissance. This has come under much criticism from various academics and civil society groups. It is imperative that the architects of NEPAD listen to the concerns being raised by NEPAD's opponents. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]